Posted inCriminal Justice

We spearheaded state’s 2014 gun law; new legislation can build on it

FOR NEARLY 10 years Massachusetts has been one of the states with the lowest rates of firearm deaths. Firearm deaths include homicides and suicides by firearm and firearm accidents. Most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the annual firearm death rate in Massachusetts is 3.4 per 100,000 residents while […]

Posted inOpinion

DeLeo defends House campaign finance vote

THIS WEEK THE HOUSE of Representatives engrossed H.4067, An Act Relative to Campaign Finance, which updates the campaign finance law with specific emphasis on increasing transparency in elections by requiring more frequent reporting by House and Senate members. This legislation also included a provision changing the way in which the director of the Office of […]

Posted inOpinion, Politics

DeLeo pokes Mark Zuckerberg

The following is an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Speaker Robert DeLeo, originally published at Menlo Park Patch. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what you have missed in Massachusetts since you left in 2004. In recent years, Massachusetts has become a more desirable home to innovation companies […]

Posted inEconomy, Opinion

DeLeo’s “jobs” bill

Let me be very clear: The legislation I’m proposing to you today is a jobs bill. It creates a new sector of our economy that will create jobs and help keep our residents employed. It is a balanced approach that maximizes the benefit to Massachusetts. It helps our economy by directly creating construction, hotel and […]